ARTS AND LETTERS

The Artists Taking on Mass Incarceration The interdisciplinary artist Sable Elyse Smith in her New York City studio on July 5, 2022, with works from her “Coloring Book” series, still in progress.Credit...Tommy Kha More and more art is challenging long-held assumptions about the criminal justice system. By Adam Bradley The New York Times Aug. 11, 2022 […]

A Ukrainian girl sang ‘Let It Go’ in a Kyiv bunker. She just performed for thousands in Poland.

By Annabelle Timsit March 22, 2021 The Washington Post Amelia Anisovych, 7, a refugee from Ukraine, sings the Ukrainian national anthem at a fundraising concert in Lodz, Poland, on March 20. (Marian Zubrzycki/AP) A 7-year-old girl who sang “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen” inside a bomb shelter in Kyiv is now singing for a different […]

Opinion: Volodymyr Zelensky, the modern warrior-artist

By Kathleen Parker, Columnist Yesterday at 6:12 p.m. ED The Washington Post A video of a duo singing “Endless Love,” the 1981 song by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, identified the singers as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife, Olena Zelenska. It immediately went viral.Sign up for a weekly roundup of thought-provoking ideas and debates If something seems […]

Badiucao: Speaking Out Through Art Against Censorship and Oppression

My hero is Sisyphus, since what I'm doing is always censored...But the action of an individual who keeps trying in the right direction has its own value. Written by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, February 9, 2022 I'm pleased to bring you this interview with Badiucao, who is one of the most popular and prolific political artists from […]

Flogged, imprisoned, murdered: today, being a poet is a dangerous jobAuto Draft

In India, the author of a viral poem about Narendra Modi’s handling of Covid-19 has been demonised. But all around the world, from Myanmar to Belarus, poets are being persecuted Tishani Doshi for The Guardian Mon 5 Jul 2021 03.00 EDT Police officers and paramedics carry Stepan Latypov, after he stabbed himself in the neck […]

Voices of Exchange Featuring Jok Abraham Thon

Hear Jok Abraham Thon, the inspiration behind BULLETS TO BOOKS, share his vision for changing young people's minds from bullets to books.  You can listen to this podcast here, beginning Friday, May 12 at 8am ET/12pm GT.  

Kultur Stories — Margot Neuhaus, Guest Artist

Guest Artist Story, March 10, 2021     Kultur Stories launched its second virtual pilot program in early March, connecting over Zoom three pods of young scholars from South Sudan, Sweden, and the United States.  Over the next three months, these young scholars will discuss and create digital stories around themes focused on issues of […]

From the outside looking in with Ajith Kumarasirio

The Morning, Sri Lanka news story about Ajith Kumarasiri, a musician who is also a part of The JK Project's Shared Stories collection. Congratulations Ajith on this feature story! Bring on the noise...your music...to the bigger world. FEBRUARY 23, 2020 BY DIMITHRI WIJESINGHE 0 COMMENTS  POST VIEWS: 192 By Dimithri Wijesinghe Looking a little exhausted but still cheerfully offering us a […]